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Film: The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at the Historic Elsinore Theatre in #SalemOR – Tues. April 17th – Today!

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The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour features the best mountain films from the Banff Mountain Film Festival this year, showcasing amazing filmmaking talent from the world over to an audience that spans the globe.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | 7:00 PM

The Historic Elsinore Theatre


More info at the Elsinore Theatre Events Page, including a trailer link

Presenting Partners: National Geographic and The North Face
Brought to you by Adventures Without Limits
$20 – ALL AGES


The Elsinore Theatre
SALEM, OR 97301


Wednesday Evening Film Series at Historic Elsinore Theatre in #SalemOR: BRAZIL – Wed. April 4th

Wednesday Film Series:


(1985; R; 2 hours, 12 minutes; Drama, Sci-Fi)

Directed by Terry Gilliam.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Historic Elsinore Theatre |170 High St SE, Salem

About a bureaucrat, in a retro-future world, who tries to correct an administrative error, and becomes an enemy of the state.

Doors and box office open at 6:15 p.m.

Cost: $6. Purchase tickets online at the theatre website or in person at the box office. Service fees apply.

Elsinore Theatre
170 High St. SE
Salem, OR 97301


Film at #SalemOR Public Library: ‪How To Start A Revolution‬ – Tues. March 27th

Brought to you by Salem Progressive Film Series:

How To Start A Revolution

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Salem Public Library | Anderson Room

Gene Sharp hardly seems like one of the world’s most dangerous men. White-haired and soft-spoken, the 83-year-old professor mostly kept to himself, spending much of his time in his small Boston home reading, writing, and tending to his orchid garden. But to the world’s most brutal dictators, Professor Sharp’s ideas have proven catastrophic.

In this fascinating film, director Ruaridh Arrow details how an obscure list of nonviolent actions authored by Sharp in 1973 has served as a blueprint for anti-authoritarian revolts everywhere from Eastern Europe and the Balkans to the Arab Spring uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. Giving as much attention to the substance of Sharp’s “198 Methods of Nonviolent Action” as it does to the democratic rebels who have courageously made these methods their own, How to Start a Revolution bears witness not only to the power of nonviolent struggle, but to how one person of conscience can quietly influence the lives of millions of people.

Doors open at 6:30 PM

To view trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfrCSAmCT_k

Movie: “Bending the Arc” At Regal Santiam in #SalemOR – Thurs. April 5th

Bending The Arc

Presented by Stacie Little

Thursday, April 5, 2018 | 7:30 PM – 9:12 PM

Regal Santiam Stadium 11 | 365 Lancaster Dr SE, Salem

Come see this documentary film, “Bend the Arc” directed by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

This film is about a few young doctors who have fought to provide TB and HIV/AIDS treatment to rural Haiti, through an uphill global health battle over the past 30 years. Come watch and be inspired by a movement that forever changed global health, and supports the right to health for all.

Tugg and Bending The Arc are partnering with Plus 1 to provide $1 from every ticket to go to support Partners In Health.

A powerful documentary about the extraordinary team of doctors and activists – including Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Ophelia Dahl – whose work thirty years ago to save lives in a rural Haitian village grew into a global battle in the halls of power for the right to health for all. Epic, yet intimate, the film is a compelling argument for the power of collective and personal vision and will to turn the tide of history.

$12.00 General

Note: There needs to be a certain number of ticket sold for this show to go on. Check here for more information.

Film at #SalemOR Cinema: You’re Soaking In It – Wed. April 4th

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United States. 2017. Directed by Scott Harper. (75 mins.) Not Rated.

Followed by discussion with Rose Barker, CRMC

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 | 6:00 PM

Salem Cinema Theatre | 1127 Broadway St, Salem

“Nothing about the internet is private. Every time you buy something, you’re tracked. Every site you click on profiles you. The world isn’t private, unless you live completely off the grid and don’t ever leave your house. When you do leave your house, you are photographed multiple times a day – at stoplights, street corners, shops, restaurants, ATMs. Your cell phone tracks you and sells your information. Your cable box tracks you and sells your information. Your credit cards track you and sell your information.” – Susan Johnson, Director Carrie Pilby

Advertising is no longer the arcane territory of a few well-lubricated characters with narrow lapels. The inspired creative leaps of slick Mad Men have been replaced in the digital age by precise, targeted modeling rooted in insidious and pervasive computer surveillance. It’s the work of Math Men, if you will. As traditional advertising streams are vaporized, a staggering amount of information is now compiled and manipulated. Data collected is often extremely personal information used to design advertising specifically tailored for you.

Scott Harper documents this pivotal shift and introduces us to some extremely aware kids that give us hope for an informed future as well as corporate execs who proudly let us know how much they already know about us. You may want to go home and put some tape over the camera on your computer after seeing this rather chilling film.

All seats $9

Salem Native, Rose Barker, Certified Risk Management Consultant, is an expert on identity theft. She is requested to speak at SHRM groups and businesses across the West Coast, sharing information on how to protect companies, employees, and their families. The State of Oregon uses her as a resource in educating their Department of State staff about identity theft.

Tickets available now at our box office during regular business hours or online at boxofficetickets.com!

No coupons, passes or CineBucks accepted for special events

Wednesday Evening Film Series presents: “American Graffiti” at Historic Elsinore Theatre in #SalemOR – March 21st – TONIGHT!

“Wednesday Evening Film Series presents:

American Graffiti

(1973; PG; 1 hour, 50 minutes; Comedy, Drama)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Elsinore Theatre

Directed by George Lucas

“Where were you in 62?” A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.


Cost is $6.00

Historic Elsinore Theatre
170 High St SE
Salem, OR 97301

#SalemOR Progressive Film Series: Chasing Coral at Grand Theatre – Tues. March 20th

chasing_coralChasing Coral

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Grand Theatre | 191 High Street NE, Salem

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. A team of divers, photographers and scientists set out on a thrilling ocean adventure to discover why and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

Cost is $5

Guest Speakers:


Dr. Rebecca Vega Thurber, Associate Professor of Microbiology

Dr. Rebecca has been teaching microbiology and conducting research on marine microbial ecology at OSU since 2011. Her lab investigates the role and dynamics of bacteria and viruses in marine hosts and habitats in order to better understand the proximate causes of disease, habitat degradation, and ecosystem alterations.

Dr. Vega Thurber graduated from University of Santa Cruz in 1994, receiving two Bachelors of Arts degrees in Molecular Cellular Developmental Biology and Marine Biology. In 2005 she received her PhD from Stanford University in Biological Sciences. She conducted her NSF postdoctoral fellowship work in the laboratory of Dr. Forest Rohwer at San Diego State University.


Dr. Nathan Kirk, Ph.D from Auburn University

Nathan Kirk holds a Ph.D. from Auburn University and has been conducting research and teaching at Oregon State University since 2013. He is interested in all aspects of symbioses, which can range from mutualisms (where both partners benefit) to parasitisms (where only one partner benefits from the interaction).

His current research focuses on symbiotic interactions between host (Coral) and symbiont combining ecological and evolutionary questions with molecular techniques. He is also involved with studying how people learn and the best ways to improve long-term retention of biological concepts and skills.


Dr. John Parkinson, postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Integrative Biology at Oregon State University

Dr. John Parkinson studies the cellular interactions between corals and their algal symbionts. He focuses on processes that mediate host-symbiont recognition, symbiosis initiation, and stress-induced coral bleaching. He also develops molecular tools to enhance coral restoration and conservation.

John is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Integrative Biology at Oregon State University, where he works in Virginia Weis’ laboratory. He earned his Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University (2014) and his B.S. from the University of Miami (2009). When he’s not in the lab, he spends an inordinate amount of time singing karaoke.

View Trailer

Salem Progressive Film Series

When: 7:00 PM | Third Tuesday, Sept-May